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Zac Purton Eyes Record-Setting Ninth Victory On Hong Kong International Card

One Group 1 win on Sunday (Dec. 8) will see Zac Purton become the outright most successful rider in the history of the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races. His victory 12 months ago aboard Beauty Generation in the Hong Kong Mile drew him level at the head of the pack with Gerald Mosse on eight […]

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Dettori Looking Forward To Hong Kong’s ‘Challenging’ International Jockeys’ Championship

The world’s two top jockeys, the evergreen and effervescent Frankie Dettori and Hong Kong’s own Zac Purton, head a stellar cast competing in the 22nd edition of the LONGINES International Jockeys’ Championship at Happy Valley on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Dettori and Purton rank first and second in the 2019 LONGINES World’s Best Jockey rankings and […]

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Dettori Crowned Longines World’s Best Jockey For Third Time In Five Years

Lanfranco “Frankie” Dettori continues to build upon his legacy and will be crowned the 2019 Longines World’s Best Jockey this December in Hong Kong, SAR. Dettori is the first jockey to win the award in back-to-back years, after also winning in 2018. Overall, he has been named the Longines World’s Best Jockey an impressive three […]

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Hong Kong Jockey Zac Purton Thanks Beauty Generation For A Season To Remember

As the racing season in Hong Kong winds down, it is undoubtedly one that jockey Zac Purton will look back on with fondness. He is the regular rider of one of the highest rated horses in the world in Beauty Generation, he is leading the 2019 Longines World’s Best Jockey competition, and he has broken […]

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Champion Beauty Generation Steamrolls Rivals In Hong Kong

The Beauty Generation steamroller flattened all-comers again at Sha Tin on Sunday as Hong Kong’s champion bagged a sixth career Group 1 success in the Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (seven furlongs). “It’s just a repeat of what he’s been doing all season,” trainer John Moore said as his charge was being led back to the […]

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Hong Kong Champ Beauty Generation ‘Full Of Himself’ Ahead Of Sunday Start

Beauty Generation was all muscle tone and brash attitude Thursday morning after galloping along the Sha Tin turf under work rider Romain Clavreul. The 6-year-old appeared primed for Sunday’s G1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup (seven furlongs): strong-framed, free-moving and with that cock-sure, head-tossing bounce to his gait that has so often augured a masterful race-day […]

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‘Quite Emotional’: 13-Time Hong Kong Champion Jockey Douglas Whyte Retires

Douglas Whyte waved farewell to the most successful race-riding career in Hong Kong history on Sunday evening at Sha Tin Racecourse, bowing out after saluting his fans long after the last race had weighed-in. The 13-time champion jockey’s final ride did not produce the fairy tale victory that he and the Sha Tin faithful desired, […]

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‘Best Of The Lot’ Beauty Generation Scores Fifth G1 Win In Stewards’ Cup

John Moore hailed Beauty Generation “the best” he has trained after the champion brushed off five opponents to seal a fifth G1 win in the Stewards’ Cup (one mile) at Sha Tin this afternoon, Sunday, 20 January. “He’s the best of the lot,” the trainer confirmed when pressed. That “lot” includes Hong Kong’s record prize […]

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Hong Kong: Beauty Generation ‘Scary’ Good Ahead Of Jan. 20 Stewards’ Cup

Beauty Generation and Glorious Forever, still basking in the afterglow of Group 1 victories at last month’s LONGINES Hong Kong International Races, rolled with commanding ease through their respective barrier trials at Sha Tin on Tuesday. Jockey Zac Purton had ominous words for Beauty Generation’s rivals ahead of the upcoming G1 Stewards’ Cup, and those […]

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